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Deborah Paquin June 13, 2012 TWEET COMMENTS 27

Trail Runners vs. Road Runners

It’s not unusual to see cross over between trail runners and road runners.  More and more road runners are looking for new adventure on the trails ...

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It’s not unusual to see cross over between trail runners and road runners, a more and more road runners are looking for new adventures on the trails. 
And while road running and trail running are not mutually exclusive, they are different sports with different cultures. It reminds me of the stand-up comedy piece by comedian George Carlin on the differences between baseball and football.

In that piece, Carlin says, "In football, you wear a helmet; in baseball, you wear a cap. In football, you march into enemy territory; in baseball, you come home. In football, you play in any kind of weather, rain, snow, sleet, hail and fog. In baseball you get rained out. In football, they tackle you in the mud; in baseball, if you slide into second base, you call time out to dust off your uniform. ..." And the list goes on.

So, I created the same sort of piece for trail runners vs. road runners? Here it is:

 

• Road runners show up in snazzy matching outfits and Nike track suits. Trail runners have been mistaken for homeless people.

• Road runners try to step around the puddles on the street; trail runners are warned not to rock hop when going through rivers and streams so they don’t break an ankle

 



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